Thursday, May 12, 2022

Memorial Weekend Meeting

Plan to attend the Memorial Day Weekend Matthews Lake Association Meeting. There are several new property owners on the lake, so please invite your neighbors as well! 

The meeting is:
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. at
John & Kathe Nickleby's
N10720 Byrkit Road 

This is an opportunity to get to know your Matthews Lake neighbors. Updates will be provided on the ongoing work that is being done to work toward the association's mission of preserving our lake and its resources. (Learn more about that in the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan below.)

Public Notice

The public review period for the “Matthews Lake Aquatic Plant Management & Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Plan” is from May 19 through June 9, 2022.

If you would like to review the plan and provide comments during this period, please view the plan.

Comments may be sent to

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Final draft: Your input needed

A dedicated group of volunteers has been working on an Aquatic Invasive Species Plan with help from a grant from the Wisconsin DNR. A study was conducted and the good news is that Matthews Lake does not have invasive species. But other lakes in the area do, so we are trying ensure that we keep Matthews the pristine lake we enjoy.

This has gone through revisions. Your input is needed on the final draft plan to keep our lake clean. Please read through the plan and share your comments by June 9, 2022. You can email your comments to:

Monday, April 18, 2022

MLA is hiring boat inspectors

We have a summer part-time job opportunity at Matthews Lake for two individuals

Matthews Lake Association (just south of Pappy's Bar on County Road F) in Trego, WI, received a DNR grant for 2022 which will allow us to hire inspectors at the boat launch to greet boaters and ensure they are not transporting Aquatic Invasive Species.  We are looking for 2 part time responsible people that  would be able to work 4 hour shifts at Matthews Lake Friday afternoons, Saturdays (8-12 / 12-4), and Sundays (8-12 / 12-4) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

We provide online and hands on training, t-shirts, free Internet connection, and a great view.  Currently we work with Manpower out of Spooner who pays the inspectors every two weeks and covers worker's compensation for us.  The hourly rate ranges from $12-15 an hour based on quality of job. We have a Watercraft Inspector Handbook PDF that we can send to any interested people.  Click here to see the full job description and how to get more information.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Matthews Gala!

Here are photos from the first-annual Matthews Lake Association Gala. Thanks to everyone who helped plan it and participated in the day's festivities! We netted $1600 through gala activities and merchandise sales, which will support our efforts to keep Matthews Lake clean.